Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Burning The Water

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BURNING THE WATER (R5x32) 5C Set Jean Attwood Alexander Book 6

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s also 4s+3s set and 2s and 4s cross LH while 1s+3s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and end in centre Men facing down and Ladies up
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 up/down centre while 2s+4s+5s dance reels of 3 on sides (2L+4L also 4M+5M pass RSh to start)
25-32 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH, cast down 1 place and turn RH. 24153

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Burning The Water
Jean Attwood   Alexander Book 6
Reel   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s2s 3s4s set;

  3-4   1s2s 3s4s right hands across halfway;

  5-6   2s1s 4s3s set;

  7-8   2s 4s cross by the left WHILE 1s 3s turn by the left to finish facing first corners;

  9-16 1s 3s hello-goodbye setting, finishing facing partners;

17-24 1s3s reel of 4 up and down in the centre WHILE 2M4M5M 2L4L5L reels of 3 on the sides, 4s going to their right to begin;

25-28 1s 3s turn by right ¾ and cast one place, finishing 2s4s1s5s3s;

29-32 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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